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June 08, 2018

Hands: A Dublin Bookbinder (1981)

"In a world of mass production, the firm of John F Newman, works entirely by hand matching or even bettering in quality the work of 18th century masters. The company continues to use skills dating back to the 16th century in Persia.

"In this extract experts from the bindery put a myriad of conservation techniques to the test in the restoration of some ancient volumes from Marsh’s Library."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 8, 2018 08:55 PM